Gulf Coast Business Review:
Over more than three decades, Paul Peden has opened more than 20 different restaurants, from an oyster bar in the fishing hamlet of Matlacha to a fancy restaurant in downtown Fort Myers.
But Paul Pedenâ€™s legacy will be the Rib City barbecue chain of 28 restaurants heâ€™s built with his son, Craig Peden, 41.
In an industry that experiences a higher-than-average rate of failure, the Pedens stand out as sharp operators who managed to grow their company despite a brutal recession that hit consumersâ€™ discretionary income.
Whatâ€™s the secret to Rib Cityâ€™s success? Read on…